I think the lure of the water is hard to shake once it gets into your system.
This was the case when Sandi and I decided to buy a 1977 Yukon Delta Houseboat. When we found our boat we thought we could clean her up, rebuild the interior and paint the outside. But, when we started to remove the dirt and some inside panels we had a rude awaking. The cabin was total rotted and the hull needed repair. It embedded in our minds the old saying. “Buyer Beware”. There was only two roads to take. Trash the complete boat or rebuild her.
Our decision – Rebuild!